Paralegal - Full-Time Position

Durham Community Legal Clinic

The Durham Community Legal Clinic is a community legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario. We provide legal advice and representation to low-income residents in Durham Region.

Job Title: Tenant Legal Representative

Reports to: Executive Director

Main duties of the position:

  • Conduct client interviews
  • Draft tenant documentation
  • Maintain caseload
  • Provide legal representation to tenants at the Landlord and Tenant Board
  • Provide public legal education, law reform and community development activities to low–income members of the community and community partners

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant experience in residential tenancies law specifically related to clinic law services is required
  • Ability to manage a high caseload with multiple tribunal appearances on the same day
  • The candidate must be a strong litigator
  • The candidate should also have a demonstrated commitment to poverty law issues and an interest in housing law reform/community development work
  • Licensed Paralegal in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario
  • Experience working in a community legal clinic would be an asset
  • French considered an asset
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Deadline: Candidates interested in this position must respond by May 31, 2018

Send your resume via email or fax ONLY to:
Kim Kreider, Office Manager

Email: kreidek@lao.on.ca

Fax: 905-728-6362

(no telephone calls please)

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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